Indie Makeup Brand Spotlight Week 2  

By: Dr. Stephanie “Steff” Garcia

More indie makeup brands this week! I’ve had such an amazing time this past month trying out all these new-to-me makeup brands! The quality and creativity that’s present within these indie makeup brands is phenomenal. These brands all began from a passion and love for makeup and artistry. I am proud to support these brands and look forward to future collections. 

Again, a huge thank you to Ariel and Adley, owners of Motivate the Earth, for helping inspire this blog and spotlight. Follow Motivate the Earth for all things indie makeup!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdS9iSVrSUJbhcQ98Z7iGaw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motivatetheearth/

BPerfect Cosmetics

This Ireland-based beauty brand was founded by entrepreneur Brendan McDowell in 2013. Since then, BPerfect Cosmetics has collaborated with numerous makeup artists worldwide to bring their own unique flare to the beauty community. I was fortunate enough to pick up their latest collaboration with Stacey Marie MUA, the Carnival III Love Tahiti Collection. It was a dream to use and I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. Check out the three looks I created using this gorgeous palette at the link below.

BPerfect Website: https://www.bperfectcosmetics.com/

My BPerfect Review Video: 

Rosewood Cosmetics

I discovered this small makeup brand about a month ago on Instagram. Faith Butler, an ambitious and self-motivated black business woman from Detroit, Michigan, created Rosewood Cosmetics to give others self-confidence and a place within the beauty community. I am so proud to support Rosewood Cosmetics because I can clearly see the amount of work and effort Faith and her team put into creating these amazing products. The lip glosses are phenomenal and the highlighters are out of this world! I highly encourage you to check out this brand and buy today! 

Rosewood Cosmetics Website: https://www.rosewoodcos.com/

Kaleidos Makeup

Kaleidos is a Chinese-American beauty brand based out of Shanghai, China. Kaledios believes in fostering a culture of diversity, progression, and individuality. I recently ordered the Escape Pod Eyeshadow Palette, Space Highlighter, and Futurism III Eyeshadow Palette. Everything this brand sells is uniquely packaged and “outer spaced” themed. The shipping to the United States does take some time, but it’s well worth the wait. What I love about this brand is the creativity that manifests before your very eyes. Maybe it’s the packaging, maybe it’s the colors, but there is definitely something invigorating about Kaleidos Makeup. 

Kaleidos Makeup Website: https://www.kaleidosmakeup.com/

Indie Makeup Brand Spotlight Week 1

By: Dr. Stephanie “Steff” Garcia

I have been waiting weeks to do this blog! Back in July I decided I wanted to spotlight indie makeup brands on my social media platforms. It’s taken me longer than I anticipated to get this initiative together, but I’m so happy to finally be here sharing with you all! 

I want to say a special THANK YOU to Ariel and Adley, the founders of Motivate The Earth, an Instagram account and YouTube channel that focuses on indie makeup brands. These young, Latina women have inspired me to buy more beauty products from independently owned beauty companies. They consistently feature new beauty brands, products, demos and reviews on their social media accounts. Check them out, links are below! 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdS9iSVrSUJbhcQ98Z7iGaw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motivatetheearth/

This indie makeup blog will extend over the next two-three weeks. I should have corresponding videos posted over the next couple weeks as well. Hopefully you all will be inspired to purchase from more independently owned brands not just in beauty, but for everyday products too. Small businesses need our support now more than ever! 

Glamlite Cosmetics

Glamlite was founded by Gisselle Hernandez, a Dominican immigrant whose passion for pizza was parlayed into the creation of Glamlite Cosmetics. Glamlite Cosmetics launched with the Pizza Palette, an 18 pan eyeshadow palette that looks exactly like a pizza would. I’ve had this palette in my stash for a while and it is so much fun to work with. The packaging and quality of Glamlite is incredible! They really pay attention to all the fine details and give their customers an almost edible foodie experience through makeup. Check out more from Glamlite at the link below and also check out some of my YouTube videos featuring Glamlite Cosmetics.

https://glamlite.com/

Loca Lashes Co.

This Latina owned beauty brand out of California began with lashes; and lots of them! Today the brand has expanded their product offering to include eyeshadow palettes, liquid lipsticks, brow products, and more. About a month ago I purchased the Loca Lashes Co. Conchas Locas Palette and what a beauty it is! I have already filmed a look using this unique palette and that will be on my Youtube channel later this week.  Below are some photos I took of the Conchas Locas palette. If you would like to support this up-and-coming indie makeup brand, you can do so by shopping at the link below.

https://localashesco.com/

Killer Queens Cosmetics

Another Latina owned beauty brand, Killer Queens Cosmetics was founded by Kristen Lopez, who aspired to create a brand that focused on unique colors, formulas, and makeup that truly tells a story. This cruelty-free, vegan friendly beauty brand contains eyeshadow palettes, loose pigments, lashes, and more. I’ve had the opportunity to purchase a few items from Killer Queens Cosmetics and I must say the Neon Loose Pigment Stacks are definitely my favorite! I’ll be uploading a video to my YouTube channel very soon using some of my Killer Queen Cosmetics products, stay tuned!

https://www.killerqueenscosmetics.com/